Welcome our new teachers
Chris Brandon joins the World Language Department as our new French teacher. Mr. Brandon began his teaching career at Tulane and taught multiple levels of French at Fordham University and Lehman College. He has been working on his dissertation to complete his Ph.D. in French Literature at City University of New York. He also has extensive experience in instructional technology. Mr. Brandon will be teaching all of our French classes this year, and we are sure that the students will enjoy his enthusiasm for French language and modern culture.
Zachary Dresser, Ph.D. comes to North Cross from Virginia Tech, where he was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture. He will be teaching upper school History and Government, and he will direct the Global Studies program. He received his B.A. from Emory and Henry College, his M.A. from Yale University, and his Ph.D. from Rice University.
Miranda Greear joins the Lower School as a second grade instructor. She has She holds a B.S. from Florida State University and her master's from Bank Street College of Education. Previously, Ms. Greear was a tutor in our Learning Center.
Rachelle Phillips joins our World Language Department as a Spanish teacher in both Middle and Upper schools. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and received her M.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Virginia. For the last several years, she has been a teaching assistant at UVA while working on her Ph.D. in 16th-19th Century Spanish Literature. She has studied abroad on several occasions and has taught multiple levels of introductory Spanish and advanced composition.
Lindsay Meyer joins our Fine Arts Department, in for Lee Kephart who is on leave this year. Ms. Meyer is a graduate of Virginia Tech and received her M.A. from Hollins University. She also studied Textile and Surface Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has recently been teaching at Back Creek Elementary, and we were vastly impressed by both her personal portfolio and the work produced by her previous students.
Eva Wang comes to the World Language Department as our first instructor in Mandarin in the Upper School. Eva has a M.B.A. from the Universite de Poitiers and her B.A. in Economics from Shenyang University.